North Idaho Education

Higher Education

North Idaho Education

North Idaho Education

Those in North Idaho believe that quality of life begins with quality of education. North Idaho College, the University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, Boise State University, and Idaho State University all have centers in Kootenai County. North Idaho Higher Education, located on the Spokane River in Coeur d’Alene is a one-stop location for access to all of the higher education opportunities in North Idaho.

Founded in 1933, North Idaho College’s main campus is on 44 wooded acres along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River. NIC offers more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of academic transfer and professional-technical programs. Approximately 6,700 students are enrolled in credit classes and nearly 6,000 participate annually in non-credit courses. NIC’s five-county service area spans more than 7,000 square miles. The college serves this vast region through outreach centers in Bonners Ferry, Kellogg, and Ponderay, as well as through an extensive array of Internet and interactive video conferencing courses.

NIC’s Workforce Training and Community Education Center,located in Post Falls,  provides a broad range of credit-free business, professional, special interest and personal enrichment programs. Online classes are available. Also offered is assistance to small business and customized training for business and industry in the area.

Lewis-Clark State College – Coeur d’Alene  has offered bachelor degree opportunities to North Idaho residents since 1982. LCSC-Cd’A offers 12 bachelor degree completion programs to residents of North Idaho and surrounding communities in partnership with North Idaho College. Night, weekend and online courses offer flexibility for those who want to continue their education while working full time.

Idaho State University offers a Masters in Nursing degree that seamlessly integrates with nursing programs offered by North Idaho College and Lewis-Clark State College. ISU’s College of Pharmacy offers clinical rotations in Coeur d’Alene for students in its doctorate of pharmacy program. 

The University of Idaho - Coeur d’ Alene Instructional Center offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs. With its cooperative relationships with Idaho and eastern Washington institutions, students can finish various degrees without leaving the Coeur d’ Alene area.

Boise State University is the only public university in Idaho to offer a master’s degree in social work (MSW). The Coeur d’Alene Advanced Standing Program is offered to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in social work, while the master’s degree in social work program serves students who have earned bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines.

Riverbend Professional Technical Academy (RPTA) is a consortium of the Coeur d’Alene, Lakeland and Post Falls school districts, serving the eight high schools. RPTA offers advancedtechnical and specialized courses that integrate career and academics, designed to provide students with real-life learning opportunities. These courses include: computer and network systems, computer aided design, health professions and welding.

Firm Foundations

The North Idaho College Foundation was founded in 1977 to encourage private support for the academic mission of North Idaho College. The NIC Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of civic-minded community leaders. Each July, the foundation holds the Really Big Raffle. Only 5,000 tickets are sold for a chance to win a house, car, boat, travel package or shopping spree.

The Panhandle Alliance for Education was formed in 2002 by a small group of citizens concerned about their public schools. Teacher and school grants totaling more than $320,000 to  every school in the Lake Pend Oreille School District have been

The Post Falls Education Foundation was established in 1985 to offer teachers of all grade levels the ability to easily apply for grant money to reach beyond budget capabilities.  The PFEF’s signature event, Wine, Stein and Dine, has raised nearly $200,000 in the past decade.

The EXCEL Foundation funds grants to teachers in Coeur d’Alene School District 271. Striving for excellence in education, over $1,000,000 in grants have been awarded since 1987. Grants have provided classrooms with equipment and educational materials that support creative and innovative projects designed by the classroom teacher to enhance the curriculum. The EXCEL Big Event dinner, wine tasting and auction fundraiser is held every

North Idaho Schools

Boundary County School District #101
(208) 267-3146
6577 Main St, Suite 101, Bonners Ferry 83805

Coeur d’Alene School District #271
(208) 664-8241
1400 Northwood Center Court, Coeur d’Alene 83814

Kellogg Joint School District #391
(208) 784-1348
800 Bunker Avenue, Kellogg 83837

Kootenai School District #274
(208) 689-3631
13030 E O’Gara Rd, Harrison 83833

Lakeland Joint School District #272
(208) 687-0431
15506 N. Washington St, Rathdrum 83858

Mullan School District #392
(208) 744-1118
P.O. Box 71, Mullan, 83846

Lake Pend Oreille School District #84
(208) 263-2184
901 Triangle Drive, Ponderay 83852

Plummer-Worley School District #44
(208) 686-1621
1157 E Street, Plummer 83851

Post Falls School District #273
(208) 773-1658
206 W Mullan Ave, Post Falls 83854

St. Maries Joint School District #41
(208) 245-2579
720 Main Ave, St. Maries 83861

Wallace School District #393
(208) 753-4515
405 7th Street, Wallace 83873

West Bonner County School District #83
(208) 448-4439
P.O. Box 2531, Priest River 83856

Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy
(208) 676-1667
4904 N. Duncan Dr, Coeur d’Alene 83815

North Idaho College
(208) 769-3300
1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene 83814

Lewis-Clark State College
(208) 666-6707
1031 N. Academic Wy, Ste 140, Coeur d’Alene 83814

Idaho State University
1000 Hubbard Ave, Ste 130, Coeur d’Alene 83814

University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene
(208) 667-2588
1031 N. Academic Way, Ste 242, Coeur d’Alene 83814

Tourism Institute of North Idaho
(208) 667-2314
1048 N 3rd St, Coeur d’Alene 83814